Monday, March 14, 2016

Leaving Vero

At a recent Sunday morning mass in Vero Beach, I announced to the congregation, at the end of mass, that I would be leaving them.  They had been listening to me for six weeks in stories, homilies and teachings.  They all clapped.  At first I thought it was because they appreciated me and wanted to show it by clapping.  Later, someone said, "No, they were clapping because they are glad that you are leaving."  Say it isn't so!  But my interpretation reveals that I am a rather positive person in spite of my limited talents and goodness.  Isn't is better to wake up in the morning and think that you are doing good and being helpful and that the world is happier for you being in it?  I guess I think that way.  So when I hear that I might be dreadful as a priest it comes as a surprise.  I like waking up happy even if it might be delusional.  I think that negative person was wrong.  They do love my in Vero!  I have a happy face.


  1. Father Terry you are so (underlined) loved!

  2. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE??? Well, whoever THEY are we would love you to celebrate a memorial mass for our classmate, Michael Mitchell (R.I.P.E.L.P.L.E.) if you are going to be in the New York area on Jubilee weekend, June 5th 2016. It will be in one of the smaller chapels with a reception after, and Mike's widow, Ina, has asked me to find a priest. I thought it would be good to have one from our class. What do you say?

  3. Terry, please reply to my request via email ( I HATE FACEBOOK - SO TRENDY - SOOOO YOUNG !!!